Starz, the Musical: Script & Vocal Score

Starz, the Musical: Script & Vocal Score


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STARZ, THE MUSICAL is written especially with theater lovers in mind and explores theater from the ARTISTS' point of view. The actors give voice to a variety of performer characters in this hilarious and often moving "drama-dy" that seeks to edu-tain audiences about how and why artists come to the theater-and often stay for a lifetime. The complete show includes 34 scenes and 14 songs, and runs approximately two hours with an intermission. It can be performed with or without a break.

STARZ is a review format show, with a mix of funny to poignant scenes inspired by students and instructors attending the Texas Thespian Festival. The playwrights hope it will be widely used in productions open to a wide range of artists, from students to professionals, and especially in arts-funding endeavors.

STARZ can be cast with any age performer, but age 11 to adult is recommended. This is an ensemble show, with no specific "stars" and addresses the issue of "type casting" in a realistic but also humorous way. Therefore, a mix of body types, ages and genders offers the most fun and flexibility.

The show can be mounted with as few as 12 ADULT SINGER/ACTORS doubling roles, or 20 FEATURED PLAYERS plus a CHORUS. All featured performers may also perform in group/ensemble numbers with solo phrases/choruses assigned individually as wished, and some non-singing roles. Only a few characters are specifically male/female, with most open to either pending your best casting options.

Characters are self-described MISFITS, who find a supportive and accepting family in the theatre. They include WALLY and his sports-booster DAD; the reluctant SHIRLEY and her gung-ho pushy stage MOM; the class clown SHECKY and nerdy CHANCE; know it all LANCE as well as BUBBA dragged to auditions by his girlfriend; deeply shy POINDEXTER and outgoing cheerleader BERTHA; and all the TECHIES who help make theatre a success, including PIANIST, STAGE MANAGER, VOCAL COACH, CHOREOGRAPHER and DIRECTORS.

A piano/vocal score is also available, as well as a rehearsal/performance audio CD of the full orchestration. For licensing information contact shojai-steele-plays @ (no spaces) with STARZ in the subject line.

Songs & Scenes include:

Scene 1: Misfit: Company
Scene 2: Slate: Company
Scene 3: My Way, Or The Highway: Director1, Company
Scene 4: Father/Son 1: Dad, Wally
Scene 5: Theater Games 1: Lance
Scene 6: Sparkle: Mom, Shirley
Scene 7: Know It All 1: Lance
Scene 8: Piano Man: Pianist, Various VO
Scene 9: Boogie Woogie Laffs: Shecky
Scene 10: Know It All 2: Lance
Scene 11: In It For The Babes: Chance, Girl Trio
Scene 12: Know It All #3: Lance
¬Scene 13: We're Not Babies: Poindexter, Stage Mng, Chance
Scene 14: Starz: Bertha, Wally, Mom
Scene 15: Make Me Proud: Dad, Wally, Mom, Shirley
Scene 16: Talk Dirty To Me: VO, Bubba
Scene 17: Broken Dreams: Director 2
Scene 18: Fit The Suit: Company

Scene 1: Dreams Never Die: Director 2
Scene 2: I'm Perfect: Bertha, Lance, Chance
Scene 3: You're Enough: Director 2
Scene 4: Waltzing In 4/4 Time: Wally
Scene 5: Theater Games 2: Lance
Scene 6: Dueling Directors: Directors, Mom, Bertha, Shirley, Poindexter, Shecky
Scene 7: Dueling Directors: Directors, Mom, Bertha, Shirley, Poindexter, Shecky
Scene 8: Know It All 4: Lance
Scene 9: Stage Crush: Poindexter, Bubba, VO
Scene 10: When Kisses Don't Matter: Poindexter, Bubba
Scene 11: Know It All 5: Lance
Scene 12: Cry Baby Cry: Bertha, Shirley, Wally, VO
Scene 13: Respect: Stage Manager
Scene 14: When Techies Let You Down & Techie Rap): Company
Scene 15: Father/Son 2: Dad, Wally
Scene 16: Starz Finale: Company

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944423834
Publisher: Amy Shojai
Publication date: 09/17/2017
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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